As part of the AAIS Webinar Series, AAIS hosted a virtual discussion on December 7, 2023, featuring CHRP Technologies. Moderated by AAIS President & CEO Werner Kruck, the session explored the state of today’s home insurance market as well as the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Featured guest speakers Chin Ma, President of CHRP Technologies, and Brandi Wyrick, AVP of Experience at Orion180, reviewed how new and emerging technologies like CHRP can improve underwriting results and operational efficiencies. They also touched upon the role of artificial intelligence (AI) across the insurance space and how companies can leverage new capabilities to improve the customer experience.
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“I’ve been getting out of the house more than ever with this new e-bike, have you considered getting one?”
“Now that my solar array is complete, and I’ve connected the new 3000-watt home battery backup, I’m ready to go off-grid.”
There are new property insurance rules for Florida’s insurance carriers requiring elaborate document and process changes.
Don’t let the beautiful Florida sunshine blind you to the storm brewing in the personal lines property market.
At the recent Florida Insurance Market Summit (FIMS), the legal and governmental consulting firm Colodny Fass presented some sobering statistics regarding the magnitude of the Florida homeowners insurance market “storm” in 2022:
On a recent edition of AAIS Pulse, NAIC CEO Mike Consedine sat down with AAIS President and CEO Ed Kelly to share his insights on major regulatory issues facing the insurance industry and the NAIC.
Personal lines insurance is more diverse than ever before. During a Personal Lines Product Council in 2022 hosted by AAIS, Member carriers and other key stakeholders discussed several key issues affecting the market, from cryptocurrency and solar panels to container homes, “swimply”, and e-bikes and scooters.
AAIS established Product Advisory Councils to bring Member carriers and other industry stakeholders together to identify the burgeoning issues concerning insurers and the broader insurance industry today. While not all issues raised can be solved through product or program developments, we believe discussing emerging issues as well as working together within the AAIS Community can spawn new ideas and usher resources to meet today’s challenges. A general overview of several emerging issues is discussed below.
Dr. Phil Klotzbach, Ph. D., from the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University, says climate change is real. In a recent interview he explained that “if you go back to the late 1800s, parts-per-million of carbon dioxide was about 280; now we're sitting at about 420. We've gone up by about 50 percent of what we were about 140 years ago. With that, we've seen a global temperature rise of about eight- or nine-tenths of a degree Celsius … about 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit.”
Dr. Matt Hinds-Aldrich, Senior Risk Strategy Lead at AAIS and fire peril subject matter expert, recently joined Tom Louis from First Due to discuss why the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) still matters and why it needs to improve to meets the needs of the 21st century fire service. Watch the entire discussion here:
Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid and can target both individuals and businesses. The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform shared that “in 2020, ransomware attacks on both public and private institutions in the U.S cost an estimated $19.5 billion. … in the first six months of 2021, financial institutions reported $590 million in ransomware-related transactions. Current trends indicate that ransomware transactions in 2021 alone will exceed the previous 10 years combined.”
With the holidays and the end of the year upon us, it is the time to reflect upon the past year. And it is the time of year we tend to think about coming together, as a community, to share our experiences. In our case, I’m referring to AAIS’s product-focused advisory councils.